Jillian wrote:If int. 301 is passed by city council, allowing possession of a ticket to be a valid defense for munimeter violations, then as Jesse said in the last meeting, every meter maid will assume bikers have the receipt in our wallet and simply stop writing violations on bikes.
It's certainly a nice idea to have NYC encourage motorcycles, but in this legislative climate, I don't think anyone is going to get a free lunch. Remember, your quarters in the meter aren't the revenue source. It's the violations written when you don't put your quarters in that bring in the real money. NYC is never going to turn their back on ever ticketing motorcycles again.
Cheryl S wrote:Will the current climate support free parking for us? Well, I doubt it.
Cheryl S wrote: if we walk in the door having already capitulated we have nowhere to go.
Jillian wrote:Cheryl S wrote:Will the current climate support free parking for us? Well, I doubt it.
I'm not terribly interested in wasting the TF's limited energies on pursuing doomed policy changes.Cheryl S wrote: if we walk in the door having already capitulated we have nowhere to go.
Capitulation happens in bargaining. This is not bargaining; it is not two sides looking both to gain and not to lose too much. NYC has nothing to gain in this process.
We've been able to make good headway by making well-informed presentations with easily-implemented solutions. It happened with the motorcycle-only spots in Community Board 2. Yes, DOT is stonewalling the rest of the plan, but it was a legislative victory. City Councilman Garodnick's legal office has open ears for our legislative solutions. Why are some so convinced that we can't get another victory here?
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